How to advance your career in tech
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Unlike traditional industries, planning a career in tech involves forecasting the unknown. What skills will be in high-demand in a few years? What type of technology will be popular? What positions will disappear? We've sought out three panelists to pass along their expertise on how to navigate the industry to benefit your career growth.
Aaron Duke, VP of Product at CirrusMD
Tony Blank, Community Development at SendGrid
Nick Perea, Director of Sales at Cloud Elements
Moderated by General Assembly
Link to learn more: www.aaronaduke.com
Aaron runs the Product team and a few other things at CirrusMD, a text-first virtual health care platform. Having only been a consumer burned by the industry, he is jazzed to be building part of a major solution to one of America's most serious problems: access to health care. CirrusMD taps into everyday devices like smartphones and tablets to provide instant and intuitive access to a doctor literally on demand, from the convenience of your couch. Ask him about it. To be clear, Aaron's favorite products to manage are his three remarkable daughters: Camille, Audrey and Eleanor.
Link to learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonyblank (or twitter @thetonyblank)
Bio: Tony's work experience reflects his passion for music and technology. His first career was as an audio engineer in Atlanta. More recently, he built a data center in South Carolina for Google, built products at a number of start-ups, and led the developer relations program at Context.IO. Currently, he enjoys talking to companies and accelerators about SendGrid as Team Lead on the Community Development team. In the gaps between gigs, he enjoys playing live music in bars and beeeeer.
Link to learn more: @nick_perea
Nick currently serves as the Director of Sales at Cloud Elements and is responsible for building a world class team and helping SaaS applications with their integration strategy. He started is career in tech 8 years ago as an entry level business development rep, and as a consistent top performer, he has leveraged a proven track record, his passion for personal development and commitment to making those around him successful to become a unique and effective sales leader. Away from the office, he loves spending time outdoors with his four children; Haylah, Penny, Leonardo & Rafael. (yes, like the ninja turtles)